Memorial Day to feature flyovers, parade, Brookside Cemetery service

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The Plymouth Fife and Drum Corp in last year’s parade. Herald file photo.

Tecumseh’s Memorial Day commemoration will include the traditional parade at 10 a.m., with a line-up at City Hall and march to Union Street, ending at Brookside Cemetery.

“We have 75 to 80 units this year,” said Memorial Day Parade Marshal Gary Naugle. He added that the Plymouth Fife and Drum Corp will again visit the city this year. World War II planes are scheduled to conduct a flyover at 10 a.m.

A Memorial Day Service will be conducted at Brookside Cemetery immediately following the parade.

“Our guest speaker this year is Petty Officer First Class Joseph Koh of the U.S. Navy,” Naugle said. He added that the Navy Operation Support Center will be presenting a flag to Tecumseh veteran Bill German, who fought in the Korean conflict.

“The Navy Operation Support Center is an honor detail,” said Naugle. “They’re sending two people who will fold the flag and present it to Bill, thanking him for his service.”

Pastor Mark Allen Miller, of Tecumseh United Methodist Church, is scheduled to give the convocation, and Nate Smith will sing the National Anthem. Naugle said historian Bob Elliott researched German’s story. There will also be a 21-gun salute performed by members of VFW Post 4187 and American Legion Post 34’s ritual details.

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